Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli is a medical oncologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Temple University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Sapienza University of Rome and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Cristofanilli accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 25 doctors at Temple University Hospital and one of 19 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital who specialize in Medical Oncology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Italian.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests: Breast Neoplasms, Clinical Trials as Topic, Pancreatic Cancer

Hospital Affiliation

Temple University Hospital
High performing in Cancer

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Ranked #17 in Cancer

Education & Medical Training

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1993 - 1996

University of Texas at Houston
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 1996 - 1999

Sapienza University of Rome
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians
2003

Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethics and Creativity in Medical Research, Giovan Giacomo Giordano NIAF
2012

Scientific Research Award, American Cancer Society, Southeast Region
2012

Best Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine
2012

Best Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine
2013

Humanitarian Award Finalist, ASCO
2011

Best Doctor, US News & World Report
2009

Distinguished Alumnus Award, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2008

“Cavaliere del Lavoro” for outstanding scientific contribution, Italian Republic
2006

Fellow, American College of Physician
2003

Outstanding Educator, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
2003

Clinical Fellow Research Award, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1998

Clinical Appreciation Certificate for significant clinical skills course, New York Medical College
1996

Publications & Presentations

Circulating tumour cells: telling the truth about metastasis.
Cristofanilli, M.

The Third International Inflammatory Breast Cancer Conference.
van Golen, K. L.,Cristofanilli, M.

Antitumor Response of an ERBB2 Amplified Inflammatory Breast Carcinoma With EGFR Mutation to the EGFR-TKI Erlotinib
Ali SM, Alpaugh RK, Buell JK, Stephens PJ, Yu JQ, Wu H, Hiemstra CN, Miller VA, Lipson D, Palmer GA, Ross JS, Cristofanilli M 2014 2 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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